So you’re determined to learn to surf and go an adventure (whether it be a solo trip or with your mates) and have chosen La Union as your destination. Now what? Well, depending on how long you plan on staying (and surfing), here’s a list of a few places you can stay, where to surf, what to eat, and what else you can do in good ol’ Elyu!
Elaine Abonal is one busy lady. When she isn’t planning surf trips, or sitting down for interviews and photo shoots for various publications or TV, or dropping off the face of the earth for a few months to study humpback whales on a remote Philippine island, she will probably online finding ways to improve the Surfista experience such as taking time out to get certified in First Aid and CPR through the Red Cross or getting surf instructor certification in Bali.
I had a fantastic weekend making new friends and learning more about surfing, thanks to Elaine and Surfista Travels. Everything was so convenient and hassle-free. This is definitely something I’d try a few more times, since it’s a great way to meet the locals and broaden your circle of friends. If this is your first ever surf trip, I would definitely recommend doing a Surfista tour, since being surrounded by people who are passionate about the sport helps get you excited and motivated to hone your skills for catching that next big wave.’Til the next one!
These 10 surfing essentials for first timers should make packing for your first ever surf trip a little less stressful – this is assuming you’ll be renting a softboard (along with the instructor) at one of the surf shops when you get there, and not be bringing a board with you.